April 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm #74365Beckers MD
Hi there guys, I just wondered if you could answer these questions for me regarding BMD. 1) Can/Could it affect my eyesight? 2) Is there a recommended diet for someone with the condition? 3) Can someone with the condition give blood? Hopefully I haven’t bombarded you with too many questions there.April 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm #85326Re: Beckers MD
I am a manifesting carrier of DMD which is closely related to Becker as it is the same protein which is affected.
I am unaware that BMD affects eyesight – certainly my own eyesight is excellent and I have known boys/men in the later stages of DMD who had no problems with eyesight.
There is no specific recommended diet. It is helpful to aim to achieve and maintain a healthy weight as being overweight just gives your muscles unnecessary weight to have to shift around and being undernourished or losing weight too quickly can affect your muscle strength.
I see no reason why BMD would prevent you giving blood if you are otherwise eligible.
Hope this helps!AilsaParticipantPosts: 17Joined: 09/12/2011April 27, 2012 at 11:49 am #85328Re: Beckers MD
There is a Fact Sheet on the MD main site about Becker, have you downloaded it for a read?
That may have some info about eye issues and other thoughts too.
There is also a Fact Sheet about nutrition and feeding. I think the concensus is to eat healthy, try and maintain a healthy even weight so as to not over strain muscles and joints.
I do not think there is an issue about giving blood, I had a look at their Who Cannot Give Blood info on their web site, if you want to speak to a pukka person they give a telephone number 0300 123 23 23 [pretty sure that is a free number].
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